Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Breadwinner

Canada | 2017 | 94 min. | Nora Twomey

May 27, 2023

Saturday Morning Cartoons

From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the Academy Award®-nominated feature based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel. Recommended for ages 11+.

Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom–and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.

  • Director: Nora Twomey
  • Principal Cast: Soma Bhatia, Ali Kazmi, Kane Mahon
  • Country: Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 94 min.
  • Producer: Angelina Jolie, Anthony Leo, Tomm Moore, Andrew Rosen
  • Screenplay: Anita Doron, Deborah Ellis
  • Awards: Official Oscar Submission 2018 (Animated Feature), LA Film Critics Association 2017 (Best Animation)
  • Language: English
  • US Distributor: Gkids
  • International Sales: WestEnd Films